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The Skinny Model Debate- What about the Men?

In the IHT Susy Menkes reviews the menswear shows from Paris last week and highlights how the current issue of skinny models in the fashion industry is just as prevalent for men as it is for women, with stick thin models and and ultra-skinny tailoring offered from the majority of designers.

“In all the discussion of size-0 models, the skinny male has been left out of the equation. Yet the transformation of the ideal masculine physique, at least in the fashion world, has been as radical as for the female.

Perhaps because Hollywood male stars do not diet as drastically as the women, the effect is less obvious. But on the runways young and thin is king.”

Men seem to have been ignored during the recent global debate, but Ms Menkes makes some important points with this article, aware- as most of us are- that weight issues and eating disorders are not problems reserved solely for young girls.  Oh, and she includes her fabulously succinct catwalk reviews that are well worth reading!

read the full article here

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